NORCAT’s Thunder Bay operations up and running

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Central location part of expansion into northwest of province NORCAT‘s ongoing expansion plans into northwestern Ontario and the world have entered a new phase with the opening of its new office in Thunder Bay. The Mooney Avenue location, right behind the Greyhound bus station on Fort William Road, had a soft opening in May and is already up and running, …

NORCAT Launches Surface and Underground Diamond Driller Assistant Common Core Program

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(SUDBURY, ON) – NORCAT, a global leader in the development and provision of skilled labour training and development services, is excited to announce the launch of the Surface and Underground Diamond Driller Assistant Common Core program that will train students to work as diamond driller assistants in both surface and underground drilling environments. The first intake of the five-week Surface …

After landing distribution rights for new IoT software, Toronto firm is ready to turn heads, says CEO

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Canada is poised to become a central figure in the industrial internet of things (IIoT) market thanks to new software developed in one of the world’s largest research institutes, says Albert Behr, CEO of Behr Technologies Inc. (BTI). The company, formed earlier this year, is commercializing “Mioty,” a form of telegram splitting technology and a new low-power wide area network (LPWAN) standard …

NORCAT Acquires an Automatic Injection Molding Machine

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Sudbury’s NORCAT has acquired an automatic injection-molding machine with funding from FedNor. The funding is earmarked for NORCAT’s Innovation Acceleration Program, designed to help high-tech businesses improve productivity and competitiveness through innovative technologies. The injection molder is capable of processing a range of materials such as thermoplastic, thermoset, elastomer, liquid silicone rubber and rigid PVC. It should keep local firms …

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Breeding Homegrown Northern Innovation – The Agenda on TVO

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The Agenda with Steve Paikin The Agenda gathers a panel of experts in Sudbury to discuss innovation within Northern Ontario’s traditional sectors, and how the northern economy can branch out and reap the benefits of areas beyond. The group also parses what the parties vying for power in the provincial election are promising to do about entrepreneurship.

NORCAT Innovation Mill Client Rna Diagnostics Aims for 2020 Clinical Launch of BREVITY

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Sudbury Based Medtech Startup Commences Clinical Trial of  Diagnostic Test Measuring Tumour Response To Cancer Treatment NEW YORK  – Rna Diagnostics, a Canadian molecular diagnostics company, recently commenced a clinical trial to validate an assay it plans to commercialize that can be used to guide breast cancer treatment. The trial, called Breast Cancer Response Evaluation for Individualized Therapy (BREVITY), involves investigators from …

NORCAT wins the 2018 De Beers Canada Indigenous Partnership Award

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(Timmins, ON) – NORCAT is honoured and proud to announce that we have been awarded the De Beers Canada Indigenous Partnership Award at the 2018 Nova Business Excellence Awards held in Timmins, Ontario on May 10th, 2018.  The De Beers Canada Indigenous Partnership Award recognizes a business that demonstrates outstanding achievements in Indigenous relations, including economic development, employment and training, …

PITCH 2018 : Software to Help Seniors Live Happier and Healthier Lives

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  Welbi, an Ottawa-based tech company, is developing software to tackle the issue of loneliness and isolation for seniors.  Cofounder and CEO Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau recently made a presentation at the NORCAT PITCH 2018 event in Sudbury, where early stage start-ups get the opportunity to pitch their ideas and products to investors.  Elizabeth  joined Markus Schwabe on CBC Morning North with more …

NORCAT Unveils New Virtual and Augmented Reality Training Programs

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NORCAT exploring value of augmented and virtual reality in training new miners The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is training the mining workforce of the future with its new virtual and augmented reality learning tools. At the 2018 PDAC convention in March, NORCAT offered live demonstrations of new technology and training methods the organization is in the process of …

PITCH 2018 : New Product to Help Landlords with Tenants

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  If you’re looking for a way to make the relationship between landlord and tenant a little easier, a Sudbury company says it might have the answer. Property management company Vistal is one of several businesses to participate in NORCAT’s PITCH 2018, an event where entrepreneurial startups can pitch to potential investors. Founder Joshua Murphy sat down with Markus Schwabe …

Praemo : Unleashing the True Potential of Digital Solutions

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NORCAT Innovation Mill Angel client Praemo has been named one of the twenty most innovative IOT companies to watch in 2018. Praemo was founded by a group of digital industry experts with extensive experience in their respective fields. The company does not only understand technology intimately but is able to put that knowledge into practice to provide predictive and prescriptive …

PITCH 2018 : Video Game Designed to Help Youth Learn About the Struggle with Depression

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A Sudbury video game company is thinking outside the box by using educational games to help teach youth about the struggles of living with depression. Platypus Studios recently pitched its video game Rock Bottom to investors alongside other entrepreneurial start-ups at this year’s NORCAT PITCH 2018 competition. Co-founder Paul Ungar sat down with CBC’s Morning North to discuss his product. Listen here  Shared …

PITCH 2018 Winner – New Product That Soaks Up Oil

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The winner of NORCAT PITCH 2018 is a Sudbury entrepreneur who’s product can clean up oil spills and other oily messes no matter how big or small. Dennis Reich is the CEO of Activated White Ltd. He joined us in studio to talk about how this new product works. http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/morning-north/segment/15541072 Shared from cbc.ca/listen: Listen to CBC Radio’s live streams and …

PITCH 2018 – Discover the Innovative Potential of the Sudbury Community

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(Sudbury, ON) – On April 26th, 2018 the NORCAT Innovation Mill will be hosting our fifth annual PITCH event! This event encourages the community, thought leaders, and potential investors to support tech startups being developed right here in the City of Greater Sudbury. As in years past, four startups will take the stage to pitch their venture, in hopes of engaging local …